Sunday, November 26, 2017

Day 330 - This day in legal and military history

November 26

NATIONAL Shopping Reminder Day



Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1778 Captain Cook discovered Maui in the Sandwich Islands, later named Hawaii

1789 George Washington proclaims this a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution

1861 West Virginia was created because of a dispute over slavery with Virginia

1863 The first National Thanksgiving is celebrated

1901 The Hope diamond is brought to New York

1941 The Japanese fleet departs from the Kuril Islands en route to its attack on Pearl Harbor

1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day

1942 President Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing, beginning December 1

1949 India becomes a sovereign democratic republic

1975 Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme is found guilty of an attempt on President Gerald Ford’s life

1985 Random House advanced President Ronald Reagan $3 million for the rights to publish his autobiography

2000 Republican candidate George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida’s electoral votes, giving him enough electoral votes to defeat Democrat Al Gore Jr. for the US presidency, despite losing the popular vote

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